Tuesday, June 19, 2012

JC de CASTELBAJAC ROSSINGNOL Fall/Winter 2012/13 SKI/SNOW APPAREL

"HAUTE COUTURE HITS THE SLOPE'



SIA/DENVER

words/images Judith Ecochard

It was one big meow at the fashion on-JC de Castelbajace /Rossignol aisle of technically spot on outerwear.



JANE PR JACKET -15,000/15,000 -w/ removable hood-link with spiral internal zip, removable powder skirt, Lycra cuff with thumb loop, waterproof welded zippers, ski pass pocket, internal store mesh pockets, key holder, goggle wiper, 4 way stretch with Thinsulate® Platinum insulation 100g back/80g sleeves. Lightweight 195 g/m- 2L laminate. Also available in Multicolor tiger print...grrrrrr.
Subtle, no----but snowboarders and skiers-nordic and alpine- (a bit) -wearers of waterproof, breathable garments by necessity- have always pushed the envelope when it comes to prints, graphics and bold colors-apparel-ly speaking.

French fashion designer JC de Caselbajac has collab-ed with mountain hard/soft goods company par excellence, Rossignol ---for years now---and the upcoming season's offerings are as eye catching-as ever.

Yup- wear these-you will be noticed...a good excuse as any to polish up one's carving skills.




interior pocket-cool lining


Importantly, the separates by this French company-are performance impressive...i.e. -featuring Thinsulate® Platinum and Eldeven™Pyrenean down insulation warmth, odor control, 4 way stretch, technical wool that's waterproof/breathable, and fibers like Merino WoolMark® and waterproof leather, laminated 2L/3L membranes with DWR finish  -waterproof/breathable/stretch-waterproof welded YKK zippers, fully taped seams...


oui, oui-inner label


...and construction values like built in gaiters, cuffs with Lycra thumbholes, removable helmet compatible hoods/powder skirts etc. And of course-the insignia-a unique Blason emboldened with gold yarns.

The bells and whistles we expect from performance brands...present here too. With a bit more luxurious flash.
100% waterproof welded zippers



Love this-JANE WOOL JACKET-waterproof/breathable 15,000/15,000 Laminated 2L-DWR with Thinsulate® Platninum insulation 100g stretch back/sleeves 60g, removable hood with spiral internal zip, waterproof welded zippers, ski pass and internal storage mesh pockets, adjustable elastic cord on bottom, key holder, goggle wiper, Lycra cuffs with thumb holes. 

jacket sleeve detail



inner powder skirt-jacket...
GAGA Wool Pant -in rob roy yellow (also comes in Rob Roy blue)-10,000/10,000 Tech Wool style-with APS leather trim, 2L laminate-DWR-matchy match - 40g Thinsulate® insulation-waist with belt loops, cosy high back keep snow out, fixed nylon coated gaiters on Lycra band, side band in APS leather.
pant back- leather band trim


MAREVA WOOL JACKET-in rob roy blue 
Bomber baseball style=women's-MAREVA WOOL DOWN JACKET---also in rob roy yellow - waterproof and breathable rated-10,000/10,000 Tech Wool style-with sleeves of APS leather  100% polyurethane, 2L laminate-DWR, fixed hood with removable trim, ribbed cuffs, injected matt black zippers, ski pass and internal mesh storage pockets, key holder, goggle wiper---and warmth via Powerfill 650-Down 90/10 Silver Duck.  (Men have similar Malcolm Jacket-in red...black).

A stylish down jacket is not a mixed metaphor...LILY DOWN JACKET---in rob roy blue (four there colors available-red, moss (green), black and true yellow)...
Downproof ripstop weave with a DWR finish...Down 90/10 Silver Duck - Powerfill 650, injected matt finish zippers, asymmetrical buttons-military style

GREAT___this cozy high collar-

clever-quilting pattern-with insignia


From the mountains- to the bars afterwards...---the DITA SOFTSHELL JACKET. Waterproof/breathable 10,000/10,000 with Laminate 3l-DWR finish!!!!  For warmer temps...on its own-also very layer friendly!
Soft microfleece lining, Lycra binded cuffs, waterproof matt zippers, cool shoulder tabs for military style

back design-Dita Softshell Jacket



this is what pros wear...

Men's SNOWTIGER-10,000/10,000 softshell-w/ removable hood-link with spiral internal zip, removable powder skirt, lycra cuff with thumb loop, waterproof welded zippers, ski pass pocket, internal store mesh pockets, key holder, goggle wiper, 4 way stretch with Thinsulate® Platinum insulation 100g back/60g sleeves. Lightweight 200 g/m- 2L laminate.-rugged fit.

back view



Bomber baseball style=women's-SIMON WOOL DOWN JACKET---also in grey and black - waterproof and breathable rated-10,000/10,000 Tech Wool style, 2L laminate-DWR, removable hood with link with new FLEX system collar for optimum comfort with no stiff sensation, removable powder skirt, Lycra with thumb loops-cuffs, waterproof, welded zippers, ski pass and internal mesh storage pockets, key holder, goggle wiper---and warmth via Thinsulate® Platinum




iconic tiger on reverse---of Miranda knit dress

-MIRANDA knit jacquard -100% Merino WoolMark®
WHAT ELSE- warm, soft knit apparel---

ALTAICA-women's cashmere blend crew neck sweater-warmth with stretch
INFO: http://www.rossignol.com/